John C. Geragosian
John C. Geragosian was appointed as one of the two state auditors in January of 2011 by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House of the Connecticut General Assembly. His appointment was confirmed by the full House and Senate in February of 2011.
During his tenure as state auditor, the Auditors of Public Accounts has modernized its processes, changing to a software-based, paperless auditing system. Geragosian changed the office’s peer review from a private accounting firm to the more comprehensive National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT) peer review program. He also continues to enhance the office’s use of technology to conduct audits and oversight of state information technology systems.
Geragosian has partnered with Connecticut’s other state auditors (Robert Ward, Robert Kane, and Clark Chapin) to increase the office’s interaction with the Connecticut General Assembly to assist legislators in the creation of public policy. In 2018, the legislature passed a law changing the system of contracting, oversight, and payments to private special education providers who contract with municipalities and the state. The law was based on three related audits. In 2020, the office released an audit of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and its non-emergency transportation vendor (Veyo). The audit report contained 59 recommendations. As a result of the audit, DSS and Veyo renegotiated their agreement and changed policies and procedures to address nearly all of the recommendations.
In 2018, Geragosian was appointed by his peers to the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) Executive Committee. In June of 2022, Geragosian became the NSAA President. As president, he serves on the National Association of Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) Executive Committee, chairing the NASACT Constitution & Bylaws Committee. Geragosian also served on other NSAA committees including Annual Meeting Program, Emerging Leaders Conference Program, Human Resources, Nominations, and Time and Place. He also is a member of the NASACT Training and Professional Development Committee.
Prior to his appointment as state auditor, John served in the Connecticut House of Representatives for 16 years. Elected in November of 1994, he represented the 25th Assembly District in the eastern and central portions of New Britain. John served as the co-chair of the Appropriations Committee.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Geragosian served in local government. He was an Alderman in the City of New Britain from 1989 to 1993.
He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Political Science.
Geragosian is a lifelong resident of New Britain, where he lives with his wife, Audrey and daughter Molly.